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Kalimpong

Kalimpong

  • Author: Max Tillberg
  • Date Posted: Aug 23, 2015
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  • Address: Kalimpong, India

Kalimpong (Nepali: कालेबुङ kālēbuṅg; Bengali: কালিম্পং kālimpôṅg; Tibetan: ཀ་སྦུག) is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres. The town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision, a part of the district of Darjeeling. The Indian Army’s 27 Mountain Division is located on the outskirts of the town.

Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions, many of which were established during the British colonial period.It used to be a gateway in the trade between Tibet and India before China’s annexation of Tibet and the Sino-Indian War. Kalimpong and neighbouring Darjeeling were major centres calling for a separate Gorkhaland state in the 1980s, and more recently in 2010.

The municipality sits on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River and is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate, magnificent Himalayan beauty and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Horticulture is important to Kalimpong: It has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong.

Tea estates

NameCompanyArea Planted [Ha]Grant Area [Ha]Revenue DistrictSub DivisionPlantation District
Ambiok Tea EstateAnand Gopal Tea Co. (Darjeeling) Pvt Ltd.128.79/ 375?280.34DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling
Fagu Tea EstateEllenbarrie Tea Co. Ltd228.52564.7DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling
Kumai Tea EstateSnow View Tea Co. (P) Ltd286.92/ 306587.62DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling
Mission Hill Tea EstateAsha Tea Co.Pvt.Ltd.190.15/ 200-209227.11/ 365DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling
Samabeong Tea EstateDarjeeling Trading Ltd133707DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling
Upper Fagu Tea EstateSombaria Company Ltd.0/ 190490.53/ 227DarjeelingKalimpongDarjeeling

Source: Wikipedia

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